Scientifically known as Pachira aquatica and also called the Guiana chestnut, the Money Tree is native to Central and South America. It has spread across the globe to become extremely popular in Taiwan and East Asia due to its popularity in Feng Shui practices. The Money Tree known to bring good luck and fortune are popular housewarming gifts and overall popular houseplants. The Money Tree is in the Bonsai family and is more specifically known as the Pachira Braid.
- Money Trees prefer bright indirect light, but can live in low light conditions
- Water thoroughly once every one to two weeks. Make sure to give this plant a lot of water when you do water it, but let the soil dry out completely between waterings
- Money Trees prefer temperatures between 60 and 80 degrees F and will thrive if you mist your Money Tree regularly
- The money tree is non-toxic for pets